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Sky High: Jean Batten's Incredible Flying Adventures

Sky High: Jean Batten's Incredible Flying Adventures (Hardback)

By Hill, David
Illustrated by Morris, Phoebe

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The little plane has been flying across the sea for eight hours. Huge black clouds surround it. Rain pours in. Wind slams. The aircraft is tossed around like a leaf. The pilot stares into the darkness. How much fuel is left? Is she flying in the right direction? How long till she... reaches land? In 1934, Jean Batten set a world record for the fastest flight from England to Australia. Just two years later, she made the first-ever solo flight from England to New Zealand. Jean's fearless determination and flying skills helped her survive storms and crashes, as she crossed great oceans and lonely deserts in her tiny plane. This gripping true story with its dazzling illustrations is the third from the award-winning creators of the picture books First to the Top and Speed King.
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ISBN 9780143770367
Published NZ 31 Jul 2017
Publisher Penguin
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780143770367
Stock Ready to ship - Less than 10 items
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Puffin
Published 31 Jul 2017
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Hill, David
Illustrated by Morris, Phoebe
Category History
True Stories (Of Endurance and Survival)
Transport Technologies
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
NZ Book Award Finalists 2018
Russell Clark Award for Illustration Finalists 2018
Elsie Locke Award for Non-Fiction 2018
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions Width: 247mm
Height: 257mm
Spine: 10mm
Dewey Code 629.13092
Weight 430g
Interest Age Children
Reading Age 6-12 years
NBS Text Children's General Non-Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile